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Birthday Boy

2014

28th March. This is my last day of work, my maternity leave starts Monday. I write this article.
29th March. We wash baby clothes. That night I wonder if I shouldn’t ask for another medical appointment on 1st April. It is really too dangerous to drive alone, contractions could come any moment now. I decide to call my gynecologist the following morning and I fall asleep wondering what if…
30 mars. I wake up at 5am and know that today is the day. Between 6 and 7 am I time contraction, between 7 and 8 am I take a bath, at 8 I wake everybody up. At 8.30 Loïs is at Manu’s and we joke on the way to the hospital. Something tells us it will be a boy. At 9 am we are at the maternity and this time I’ll have my water birth (rather “above the water/bathtub birth”, as Yann puts it). At 11.28 you’re there. Born en caul. I’ll always hear the midwife exclaiming: “Unbelievable! He’s born in the caul!”

My materity leave should have started the following day…

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2015

The French family comes to visit. Belgian and French family members gather for your birthday.
At this occasion we release (as we did for your sister) a short movie.

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2016

You’re a great little boy, quite intense. Today you had to be grounded, bump your forehead at least twice and you slept a long nap.

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